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April 1, 2016

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1:45-2:45 pm
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Session Description

As OLA's ALA Councilor, Nicole Sump-Crethar will give a brief update of happenings within ALA followed by Miguel Figueroa from the Center for the Future of Libraries. Miguel will talk about the mission of the Center to identify emerging trends, promote futuring and innovation techniques and build connections.

Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa works at the Center for the Future of Libraries (, a new initiative from the American Library Association. He has previously held positions at the American Theological Library Association; the American Library Association's Office for Diversity and Office for Literacy and Outreach Services; New York University 's Ehrman Medical Library; and Neal-Schuman Publishers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona's Knowledge River Program, an initiative that examines library issues from Hispanic and Native American perspectives.

Nicole Sump-Crethar

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